Windows 8.1

Windows 8 teaches students how to use computers equipped with the powerful, new Windows 8 operating system. This text features systematic descriptions and illustrations to cover the fundamental concepts and procedures for managing files, securing and customizing a computer, and more. Students can use this book without prior knowledge of computer operating systems and will become proficient computer users. Step-by-step instructions present clear training. Covers new or enhanced features of the new operating system. Within-chapter and end-of-chapter exercises reinforce steps, help students apply knowledge, and test problem-solving skills.


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Windows 8.1

System Requirements for Windows 8:
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit) of system memory
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

If you're running Windows 8 you can get a free update to Windows 8.1. Just tap or click the Windows Store tile on your Start screen. Once you've moved up to Windows 8.1 you should get the update automatically. If you don't, follow these steps to get it manually using Windows Update.

Additional requirements to use certain features:

  • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch (more info)
  • To access the Windows Store and to download, run, and SNAP apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
  • Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware
  • HomeGroup networking requires a network with at least two computer running Windows 8
  • DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
  • Music and sound require the audio output
  • Microsoft account required for some features
  • Internet access (ISP fees might apply)
  • Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database
  • Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance
  • Watching DVDs requires separate playback software (more info)
  • Windows Media Center license sold separately (more info)
  • BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive (Windows 8.1 Pro only)
  • BitLocker requires either Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or a USB flash drive (Windows 8.1 Pro only)
  • Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and additional 2 GB of RAM (Windows 8.1 Pro only)
  • A TV tuner is required to play and record live TV in Windows Media Center (Windows 8.1 Pro Pack and Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack only)
  • Miracast requires a display adapter which supports Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.3, and a Wi-Fi adapter that supports Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Direct Printing requires a Wi-Fi adapter that supports Wi-Fi Direct and a device that supports Wi-Fi Direct Printing
  • Free internet TV content varies by geography, some content might require additional fees (Windows 8.1 Pro Pack and Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack only)
  • To install a 64-bit OS on a 64-bit PC, your processor needs to support CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, and LAHF/SAHF
  • InstantGo works only with computers designed for Connected Standby
If your PC is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8 you can check to see if it meets the requirements by running the Upgrade Assistant. We also recommend that you visit your PC manufacturer's website for info about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.

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I lost my CD/I need the Student Data Files?

The student data files can be found at our IRC. The link to our IRC is provided here: Windows 8 IRC.

You can choose to download the required files either by selecting the specific chapter, or by downloading all of the files through the Data File folder.

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